BambooHR Software


 

BambooHR is a cloud-based human resources (HR) software service for small and midsize businesses. BambooHR offers small and growing companies a human resource information system (HRIS) that includes an applicant tracking system (ATS) and HRIS tools to manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle.

BambooHR provides HR process automation tools that are accessible in several languages and multiple currencies. The platform allows HR professionals and managers to track organizational data such as employee turnover and retention.

BambooHR also provides customization services, multiple administrator seats, user support and the ability to maintain inactive employees. Administrators can provide access to all employees or limit access to only those in the company that need it.

Pricing is subscription-based depending on the number of employees plus a one-time implementation fee.

 

BambooHR - Employee payroll data
 
  • BambooHR - Employee payroll data
    Employee payroll data
  • BambooHR - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • BambooHR - Payroll overview
    Payroll overview
  • BambooHR - Mobile app
    Mobile app
  • BambooHR - Home page
    Home page
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 10

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Betty from Edward Consulting
Specialty: Staffing Agency
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great software for a young growing company

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Pros

I liked that this HRIS software includes an applicant tracking system (ATS) and HRIS tools to manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle. The client I had at the time wanted to track retention and turnover and this software worked just fine.

Cons

I don't have any negative comments really about this program, except maybe its simplicity, but of course that made it easy to train and use

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Melissa from The Heritage Automotive Group
Specialty: Auto Dealership
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

I like BambooHR

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We do not use the payroll or time tracking functions so I cannot speak to those. We have about 350-400 employees and I would recommend using it for companies that size.

Pros

I like BambooHR a lot. We tested a lot of different products and decided on this one because of the ease of use. We have a three person HR team and everyone is using it. It stores all of our employee information in one spot and that is GREAT!

Cons

Lacks in some functionality. Reporting is good but could be better. Applicant Tracking is the biggest downfall. We do not use the ATS because they are so behind in what other ATS's offer.

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Jana from IMI Critical Engineering
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Sets HR free to finally do what really matters!

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100% recommendation, I cant believe how I could have worked in HR all those years without BambooHR honestly:)

Pros

Will allow you to manage pretty much full employee life-cycle. Extremely customizable -data you store in the system, access rights to certain data, approval flows.. Very handy reporting tools. Employee self service portal and managers having access to their teams data. Very fast implementation time, you can build the system gradually and refine settings as you go. Big thanks go also to the customer support team and their guidance during the implementation phase!

Cons

The Training feature seems to have very limited functionality and not very useful for our organizaiton.

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Kathy from The Jordan Real Estate Group
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

This program is very user friendly.

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Pros

The ease of its use for myself and for employees. Teaching the program to new employees is very quick.

Cons

There wasn't a way to black out vacation times. We have busier times of the year in which we prefer our employees not to take their vacation time. There was no way to block these times out.

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Wendy from TreePeople
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

It is a great tool to start with for a small organization.

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Pros

The Job Opening feature makes it easier to manage recruitments. Looking forward to using the Performance Management feature.

Cons

Does not have a Time & Attendance feature. The Time-Off feature is limited to tracking balances in BambooHR but does not communicate with our payroll system so that manual work still exists.

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pankaj from Intelliswift
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

BambooHR Review

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Pros

BambooHR has many unique features like it offers an employee self-Onboarding feature that allows new hires to complete HR Forms before even their start day and many such small but unique features

Cons

Though BambooHR is awesome and supports all needed features but it comes with a quite expensive price tag compared to other tools in the market ,if they work on something to reduce the prices it can surely help

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Andrew from The Universal Group
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great HR Software All Around!

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Our company has recently adopted Bamboo HR. We were able to import all our old records into the new system seamlessly, and customized the settings to our liking. We easily integrated the software as part of our website and Social Media channels so that our candidates could better access and apply for our job openings. We no longer have to use spreadsheets for our recruitment or internal human resources!

Cons

We haven't had any issues so far. The product is working great, and hopefully, it will continue to work well for us.

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PRAJYOT from Intelliswift Software Inc.
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

BambooHR Review

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Pros

Easy access to benefits, accruals, HR tasks, colleague and supervisor reviews, policies and events. Really opens up the workplace beyond what can be seen face-to-face or through limited emails. Brings the workplace together which is the best part of this software

Cons

Dont forget to log-out of your profile, or else others will have all of your company details. Make sure you logout so other person do not regain you niche information

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Nitish from Intelliswift Software Ltd.
Specialty: Recruiting Agency
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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BambooHR is one of the best User-Friendly tool I have ever come across, UI is best in class and covers each and every feature which is crucial and needed in any recruitment tool

Cons

When it comes to cons ,I would only one minimal con which I came across and that is while handling huge large data for candidates it gets a bits slow and starts lagging ,please dont get me wrong ,it does not lag that much ,but yes sometimes it happens

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Mitch from NSI
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Bamboo HR

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Pros

Streamlined platform for all things HR
Pay stubs
Time-off requests
Should include clock in/out feature

Cons

Calendar Organization
Employee Profiles are very minimum information
Company Holiday's should have a streamlined list

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Monica from NSI Group LLC
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

user friendly

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It is very easy to navigate around the portal and all its functions are straight forward. Definitely the best one I've seen

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Elisabetta from NSI Group
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

All in one place

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I love the fact that all my info are kept in one place, from the pay tub to the vacation days, sick days etc

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Lee from Calvary Port St. Lucie
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Great HR Software for Small to Midsize Businesses!

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Pros

Cloud-Based. No need for paper forms and signatures. All documentation you upload stays paperless. Employees sign documents with e-signatures. Great Applicant Tracking System. Payroll is integrated. Great support staff. They keep making improvements monthly.

Cons

The app needs work. It is okay for viewing and requesting PTO. However, for administrators and managers, it is useless. Bamboo-HR has said they are working to improve the app. The reports feature needs some work.

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John from Anytime Fitness
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Perfect for the small, upcoming business

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The product also provides opportunities for performance managing your team by selecting the "Performance" package. This has helped keep a pulse on our company's engagement and loyalty. Great product!

Pros

The program is very easy to use and is quite intuitive. You have the ability to customize many options. BambooHR does a nice job of sending out monthly feature updates that keep the HR team up to date and knowledgeable. There are several vendors that will work well with the BambooHR platform as well. These vendors include but are not limited to payroll and benefits. They are fun and helpful with their customer service. Great product for the price point!

Cons

I would like the option to customize our organizational chart to be easier to use. It seems clunky at this point. Otherwise I have zero complaints!

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Kathy from NSI Group
Specialty: Food / Beverage
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Love BambooHR!

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BambooHR has made my life as an HR/Talent Acquisition professional so much easier! I have more time to concentrate on other important day to day duties. Thank you, BambooHR!

Pros

- Easy to use ATS
- Customer service is professional and top notch. The employees genuinely seem like they're happy working there!
- They have payroll now! We switched from ADP to their payroll because it's just that much easier having everything on one interface.
- They partner with a bunch of companies for expense reporting, time keeping, health insurance, training, etc. so you can add the services you'd like.
- Affordable for the quality you receive.

Cons

- BambooHR is a fairly new so there are a few links but they do their best to make improvements and listen to their customers. They even come out with a monthly newsletter that touches on improvements they've made in the month and improvements they plan to make for the upcoming month.

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Brenda from Ohio Ambulance Solutions, LLC
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

Thoroughly Cusomizable

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Pros

It will make you a compliance superstar! Virtually anything can become paperless. Chuck-Full of tutorials but good customer service if you cant seem to find what you are looking for, but that is RARE! Also, reporting is Great and it continues to improve every day!

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Jeremy from 5Kilobytes.org
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2018

February 2018

I Can See Why Tech Startups Use This Tool

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Pros

ATS integrates with Bamboo's HRIS, very quick to get up and running, pipeline view is fantastic to keep my head wrapped around the big picture of hiring.

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Charli from Forcura
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

We now have an HR Dept thanks to BambooHR

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BambooHR has revolutionized our HR department and made HR questions and topics much more comfortable for the whole team.

Pros

It's clean and easy to use. It takes care of all the HR items in one place. It's not overwhelming and it was easy to implement. PTO is no longer confusing or unclear. We have much more transparency within the organization and can easily see who's in and who's out.

Cons

None that I can think of. The mobile app doesn't seem super useful. I'm sometimes unsure where to find certain features when using them for the first time.

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Stephanie from Family Services
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

HR Bamboo

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Pros

It is easy to use and no need for CS. The person who provided the demo was fun and entertaining. He was prepared for our meeting and on-time.

Cons

Havent came across any yet. Cloud based programs do take a little longer to load reports, however that is only needed once or twice a month.

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Randy from Halogen Software
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Bamboo HR Review

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Great product.

Pros

Nice Intercace. Very easy use and simple to navigate. It solves all my HR needs from booking time off to searching fro all availble employees,

Cons

There is not HRIS integration. It would be nice to attach employee reviews, sucession planing and company training which is available to all employees.

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Michelle from The Gideons International In Canada
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

As an employee, it eliminates hassle and simplifies the process of making requests to my employer.

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I can quickly and easily see and request my vacation and sick days. I'm no longer having to ask and make sure I have personal days left to use. I can see what's going on in the office, and I have a quick directory at hand!

Cons

I'm not a fan of the user interface. Some features are difficult to find, and I've had to help fellow employees navigate the site.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jenna from Emesec incorporated

April 2018

April 2018

Nice HRIS!!

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Easy to use portal with user friendly interface. Clean look! Employees love that all there information is in one place.

Cons

They do not have all the feature we need(live signatures, not just a time stamp). Our company requires these is the only reason we had to switch.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Great HR Tool!

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I like how you can see the tree chart of your company and all of the people under their direct boss, as well as the searching capability, and ease of use when requesting time off, AND linking to our HR resources

Cons

For an HR tool there isn't really much that I dislike. I wish you could search while in the tree view of the company hierarchy but thats about it

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ebona from Impraise INC

April 2018

April 2018

Really ease to use app

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I've mostly used the mobile app, not the website, and its super easy. I can request a day off, Checkin in other colleagues who may be out of the office and easily access all my company docs. I'm sure there are more extensive ways of seeing this but my company used most of the basics and it works great for that.

Cons

Nothing I can think of at the moment, but I only go in once a month, twice at most. So I'm not sure how much bang we get for our buck

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from KingFisher Boats

April 2018

April 2018

Best HR System Out There

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Easy to use. Great reports - love the custom reports. Links easily with other programs (Smart Recruiters)

Cons

Does not have a time and attendance feature - we ended up going with Mitrefinch. It also couldn't link to Easy Pay system so we ended up with 4 different platforms

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nick from NRO Creative

April 2018

April 2018

Great tool for HR!

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Highly customizable with a clean user interface makes it very easy to use. Automated functions proved extremely useful and saved paper!

Cons

Great product, but very expensive to operate. Doesn't communicate with our existing payroll system very well so some manual work is still required.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Great time-off application

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- One of the things I like the most about this product is the fact that they have a mobile app. This is really useful when you want to quickly check who's off on a given date or if you need to request some time-off or sick leave yourself.
- if your company has a crewing system in place when it comes to holidays, you can check your future balance for a given date. This is really helpful if you need to plan some vacation.
- It also has a calendar view from where you can see exactly who has planned time off on a given date.
- As well as the future, you can also check your past history of requested time-off.

Cons

- Possibly, one of the things I'm missing is the possibility to check the company employee chart on the mobile version. I understand this might not have been implemented for a reason as viewing the diagram on a small screen could be deceiving for the end user.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Simple, Easy to Use, Web-Based Employee/HR Portal

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The platform is very easy to use and to setup. It gives employees a single place to go find everything in their file, their compensation changes, their time-off history.

Cons

We tried their performance management module, but it had NO reports. It was not worth it without any reports to "manage" "performance"

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

This has changed how we do HR!

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We recently implemented this to track time off. It has made it so much easy for us to track who is out and their accruals.
The employee review module is great
The app is fantastic makes it easy to approve time off requests on the go
It works with motivosity another product we use

Cons

Customizing the app can be a little difficult
A user can not have 2 managers. In our organization people have multiple managers so we have to split them up.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Best User-Friendly HR software!

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My company uses BambooHR and it has many great features like it offers an employee self-Onboarding feature that allows new hires to complete HR Forms before even their start day and many such small but unique features. All of our documents are kept on there, along with company updates.

Cons

No issues as of yet. We just recently adopted this new software in the last 3 months. So far, so good!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Marissa from FP

April 2018

April 2018

Easy to use tool

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I like the clean interface as well as the automation of requests like vacation time, professional development, sicks days, etc.

Cons

It's great for the end-user. It has everything I need to see, so there aren't really any negatives I can speak to.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Keith from Stewart Plumbing, Inc.
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Customized for my needs!

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HR tracking with on-boarding and off-boarding tools.

Pros

Powerful HR software that can really be customized to my needs. Hiring tools, on-boarding, and off-boarding have been powerful tools for a small company looking to reduce liability without adding personnel. Customizable reports, integration with accounting, and notifications for the important things. Employee portal creates paperless enrollment in provided benefits as well as reports and access to important personal information.

Cons

It is a large financial commitment that may take some time to realize the benefits. Improvements to the mobile app would be nice as it lacks the many features that would benefit the employee.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Excelent software and customer support

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Personnel recruitment and HR management.

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Easy to implement and very easy to manage. It is a very complete HR solution. It is an "every day software" , and has been accepted by all our team members.

Cons

There is no customer support in our native language (spanish), which complicates the communication between the support staff and us.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Powerful, flexible, globally-oriented HR software

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Great overall HR software product with a lot of variety of value-add features and functionality.

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Great HR software package with some really nice innovative features including self-service for new hires to fill out first-day information prior to starting, etc. Love the support for multiple languages, great user interface layout, etc.

Cons

Great software product but pricey, which is a real shame. They need to figure out how to balance their value proposition to the market demand in terms of price.

Review Source: Capterra
 


April 2018

April 2018

Easy system to navigate and use!

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Great for the needs of a small business, easy to navigate. Can easily add new items to list, like seeing the tracker on the database showing who isn't in the office and seeing birthdays and anniversaries.

Cons

Limited reporting is a downfall at times, seems to be tailed for larger companies than for what we do

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from SMTD

April 2018

April 2018

Awesome all in one HR product

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Great on and off boarding setup. The ability to go completely paperless is a plus.
Unlimited report generator lets you create reports that you can actually use and not have to cycle through un-needed data.
Customer service is awesome! Call up with any question or concern and they will make sure you get taken care of right away.

Cons

The only drawback is the app from google play or itunes. We have our employees get the internet version and save it to their phones. The app needs updating so it looks similar to the desktop experience.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Steve from My School Dance

April 2018

April 2018

Easy way to call in sick and manage important docs

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The ability to call off by requesting it via the website. I prefer this over calling any day of the week.

Cons

I sometimes do not like how it loads on mobile. It only seems to act weird 50 percent of the time..

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

the easiest way to check paystubs

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an easy way to check paystubs and all my information. once I figured it how to request off the time it was pretty easy.

Cons

Kind of hard to figure out. Didn't really have any instructions on how to do things/find things. maybe a tutorial would be great

Review Source: Capterra
 


March 2018

March 2018

Great onboarding experience with Bamboo at my new company

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That I can manage my team's vacation and time off easily as well as their goals and reviews. Also love the reminders about birthdays.

Cons

Some parts of interface is not completely intuitive. Although that might be partially because our company hasn't fully leveraged the tool.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ayush from SRM University

March 2018

March 2018

We had some foreign employees in out companies but Bamboo HR helped with several Currencies.

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I liked the part where i can have several languages and multiple currencies. this helps lot in long run and UI is good .

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All good but we felt while handling large amount of data it gets slow and lags a bit. Would love updates for this. Thanks.

Review Source: Capterra